This was a rematch of a very entertaining fight in
2010 where Atiyo won a decision over Faragaly in
Cairo, and Atiyo improved his record to 6-0 (4).
The fight was promoted by Louaa Boxing and Richard
This time around there would also be plenty of
excitement, but more so because Atiyo put on a
spectacular performance and thoroughly proved to
be the better fighter.
After a fairly even first round the 27-year-old,
fighting in front of a home crowd, got busy in
round two and twice floored Faragaly with
Faragaly proved game and made it through the
second round, only to hit the canvas again in the
third. In round four it was more of the same, with
Atiyo hunting his opponent down, and scoring the
fourth knockdown of the fight. Faragaly again made
it to his feet and through the round, but it was
clear that he was close to the end of the line.